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Timeline/Schedule

** The schedule and dates listed below are subject to change and refinement

 June 2000 Publish Notice of Intent  to prepare draft EIS in Federal Register
 July 2000 Conduct public scoping meetings in Salt Lake City, Rock Springs, Grand Junction, Vernal, Ft. Duchesne
 June - September 2000 Identify and define significant environmental issues
 September 2000 - December 2001 Conduct environmental impact analysis
 September 2000 - December 2003 Prepare draft EIS
 December 2003 - January 2004 Conduct cooperating agency review
 September 2004 - October 2004 - File draft EIS
- Notice of Availability and Hearings published in Federal Register: Sept. 10, 2004
- Draft EIS distributed to public: September 3, 2004
 Sept. 10, 2004 - Nov. 15, 2004 60-Day public review and comment period on draft EIS/Public hearings to receive comments on draft EIS: (October 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 2004 public hearings held: Moab, Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, Rock Springs, Wyoming, Dutch John, Utah, Vernal, Utah
 November 2004 - December 2004 Review and respond to comments received on draft EIS
 December 2004 - November 2005

- Prepare and file final EIS
- Publish Notice of Avaibility of Final EIS in Federal Register
- Distribute final EIS to public

**Notice of Availability of final EIS published in Federal Register and distributed to public: November 15, 2005

 February 16, 2006 Record of Decision signed by Regional Director Rick Gold

 

Last updated: January 22, 2007